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Employee Spotlight: David Wise

Location: Ripley Branch Job Title: Special Assets Loan Officer Tenure: 15 years Where did you grow up? I grew up in Parkersburg, WV which is located along the Ohio River. Tell us about your family...
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Agricultural Advocacy

Discover Farm Facts and Celebrate National Farm City Week

As we plan to gather with friends and family for the holidays, we celebrate the farmers and ranchers for the abundant bounty they provide us. National Farm City week also takes place during the week...
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Employee Spotlights

Employee Spotlight: Elsa Southard

Location: Orange Branch Job Title: Loan Officer Tenure: 11 years 4H/FFA involvement? I was an active member of our local livestock and dairy clubs for nine years. I showed dairy heifers and cows as...
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Employee Spotlights

Employee Spotlight: Zoey Mills

Location: Chatham Branch Job Title: Credit and Lending Trainee Tenure: 6 months 4H/FFA involvement? I showed livestock at the Pittsylvania Caswell Youth Livestock Association Shows in Chatham, VA...
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Employee Spotlights

Employee Spotlight: Ian Walsh

Location: Staunton, VA Job Title: Credit Analyst Tenure: 3 months Tell us about your family. My family has been living in the Shenandoah Valley for the last 19 years. My father decided to settle down...
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Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

How FFA Developed My Love for Agriculture

My journey through FFA isn’t your typical “ag kid” story, I did not have an agriculture background or experience until I joined my middle school’s FFA chapter and remained a very active member...
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Ag & Culture Video Series

Customer Feature Stories

Hillview Farm (Rockingham County, VA)

Hillview Farm is a 900-acre dairy operation that supports 180 dairy cows, 100 cow/calf pairs, as well as dairy steers. Hillview Farm is owned and operated by fourth-generation farmers, Kevin and Steve...
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Virginia Agritourism

Virginia Agritourism- Exploring Diversity Fall is a special time for agriculture and agritourism operations across the Commonwealth. The brisk air and shorter days mean harvest time for many of the...
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Employee Spotlights

Employee Spotlight: Mike Jonas

Location: Wytheville Branch Job Title: Division Leader Tenure: 23 years 4-H/FFA involvement? I grew up attending and participating in 4-H as a member. Agricultural involvement? My involvement in...
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Employee Spotlights

Employee Spotlight: Nitisha Aryal

Location: Harrisonburg Branch Job Title: Associate Business Analyst Tenure: 3 years Tell us about your family. I recently got married to my longtime boyfriend, and we are excited to start a family of...
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Employee Spotlights

Employee Spotlight: Tom Knight

Location: Lewisburg Branch Job Title: Loan Officer Tenure: 1.5 years Agricultural involvement? I was raised on a beef cattle farm in Lewisburg, WV. I am a former manager of a local Southern States...
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Self-Care & Wellness for Farmers

Every Farmer Struggles

There are a lot of things in life that people should just know, right? For example, it blows my mind that some people think brown cows give chocolate milk. Also, how is it possible that anyone...
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Heart of the Summer-Produce

We are in the heart of summer, which means we are also in the heart of farmer's production of wonderful and nutritious produce!
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Ag & Culture Video Series

Customer Feature Stories

Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

Stone House Lavender Farm & Barn (Marion County, WV)

Stone House Lavender includes a working 20-acre lavender farm and farmhouse style event barn. The operation offers an on-site farm store which carries hand-crafted lavender products crafted with pure...
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Farm Management Resources

Young, Beginning, Small & Veteran Farmers

10 Considerations Before Building a Greenhouse

A greenhouse is a structure that allows you to create an optimum environment for plants and allow those plants to grow outside of their normal season. Greenhouses have been around for hundreds of...
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